Coolangatta-based Attwood Marshall Lawyers has defied the economic crisis and expanded into New South Wales.
The firm officially opened a new office in Kingscliff on March 20, which will result in the company hiring five people.
Managing partner Jeff Garrett said: “The firm has traditionally drawn good business from both sides of the border and demand from the Tweed and Far North Coast has grown substantially, along with the major residential development in recent years.”
The firm has hired family lawyer Janeen Smithson for its new office and for experienced staff will relocate from Coolangatta and be replaced.
“Attwood Marshall has 50 permanent and casual staff and we are currently seeking to recruit more commercial litigation, estate litigation and personal injury law professionals,” said Mr Garrett.
Attwood Marshall’s growth has been driven by demand for services that are being fuelled be the financial crisis – commercial litigation, family law, wills and estate planning, estate litigation, asset protection and structuring and personal injury compensation.
Mr Garrett said the move back to Kingscliff was nostalgic, as a branch office was established there in the 1970’s, but closed in ’78.
Resource – Daily News March 2009